Independence may sound "isolating" to many financial advisors exploring the space. In this episode, Mindy dispels that myth, exploring how independent advisors can find support, synergy and a community to share ideas. [podcast]
Perspective breakaways and independent business owners alike often ask us about the long-term, bigger picture potential for their firm. In this episode, Nathan Bachrach of Simply Money Advisors joins Mindy to discuss the answers so many independent business owners ponder. [podcast]
It’s no small task to build an RIA firm. There are some breakaway advisors willing to do the heavy lifting on their own, others do not have the capacity, time nor desire. In this podcast episode, Matt Sonnen of PFI Advisors gives a realistic view of resources and requirements, plus compares and contrasts the different paths you can take. [podcast]
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Before independence was in vogue, Dorie Fain left the comfort and familiarity of a big-name firm – plus significant chips on the table – to build her own RIA. And she did it without leveraging a service provider. Here’s what she learned… [podcast]
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Employee advisors are often limited to organic growth alone. For those who want to meaningfully accelerate their growth and use multiple initiatives to do so, organic growth alone can feel limited. It’s these advisors often feel the greatest pull towards independence. In this podcast episode, Mindy will drill down on the specific things that really contribute to the turbo-charged growth of an independent firm.
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At a time when many other advisors would be focused on retirement, this senior advisor and his team took “the road less traveled” in order to better serve their clients and business. [podcast]
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Many advisors who explore full-on independence find that it’s just too much of a leap. For those folks, the quasi-independent space may be just the ticket. Learn more about quasi-independence in this podcast episode of Mindy Diamond on Independence.
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How do the economics of going independent compare to the value of taking a recruiting deal from a major firm? In this podcast episode, Mindy Diamond will help answer that question by walking through a real-world example of a traditional recruiting deal offered to a wirehouse advisor and what that same advisor could expect by going independent.
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How do advisors who move to independence overcome their concerns about making the leap? In this episode, Mindy interviews an advisor who left the safety of a traditional firm in 2009 for the greater freedom and flexibility offered by the Independent Broker Dealer model. Learn how he overcame the perceived obstacles of a move to independence, and what his biggest regret is now.
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While the freedom and flexibility of the independent space is attractive to many, it’s the long-term economic potential that’s the real draw for entrepreneurial-minded financial advisors. Special guest and industry expert Louis Diamond shares the top ways independent advisors monetize in the long-term.
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How will the ability to go independent be impacted by an advisor's non-Protocol status? Sharron Ash, Chief Litigation Counsel at Hamburger Law Firm, joins Mindy Diamond on this special podcast episode that explores the answer to that question and many more surrounding the recent withdrawals from the Protocol and advisor movement.
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While many financial advisors dream about the freedom, flexibility and control of independence, they don’t make the move because of the perceived downside in the short-term economics. In this podcast, Mindy shares how there are now plenty of ways to monetize in the short-term.
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As one of the relatively new models in the wealth management landscape, it’s often subject to headlines and hearsay. In this podcast episode, Mindy addresses some of the popular preconceived notions about independence, setting the record straight on common myths she hears from advisors.
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What drives a wirehouse advisor to make the leap to independence? And what happens once they get to the other side? Hear it first hand in this one-on-one interview with breakaway broker Matt Celenza. Join Mindy Diamond, host of this podcast on independence for financial advisors considering change.
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In this podcast, Mindy explores the RIA space, for advisors with their sights set on the highest level of freedom and flexibility, plus the maximum ability to build long-term enterprise value.
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The Independent Broker Dealer or IBD model offers a mix of freedom and support for advisors who want flexibility but also to retain some of the “scaffolding” they’re accustomed to. In previous episodes, Mindy talked about “how independent” you might want to be. The reality is that independence isn’t one-size-fits-all. So in choosing whether independence is right for you at all, you need to understand the various models and what each offers in terms of freedom and flexibility. Then you can...
After exploring the origins of independence in the first episode of this series on independence for financial advisors, in this episode Mindy Diamond walks advisors through a process to help them determine if the model is right for them. She’ll share a story of 2 advisors who, after asking themselves a series of questions, identified that independence was not right for them.
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In the first episode of her podcast on independence, Mindy Diamond explores the origins of the space, the backstory of its explosive growth, and introduces key players behind the momentum. She discusses key trends to be aware of, why so many advisors find independence attractive, and defines the profile of a typical independent advisor.
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